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Digital Breeding

Call for Papers: Digital Breeding

Leading Editor: 

Prof. Jun-Ping Gao, China Agricultural University,
Prof. Su-Sheng Gan, Cornell University,
Prof Zhen-Chang Liang, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Prof. Xiao-Wu Wang, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
Dr. Tong Wei, BGI
Prof Jing-hua Yang, Zhejiang University,

Digital technologies have pervasive effects on all aspects of science encompassing plant breeding The digital technologies may significantly facilitate precise trait selection and accelerate the pace of breeding programs. The uses of digital tools (such as DNA sequencing) and platforms, genomics and phenotype data integration, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and other digital technologies are transforming breeding programs and opening new opportunities for plant improvement. 
This special collection named "Digital Breeding" aims to showcase the latest developments in plant breeding and to provide insights into the future of breeding programs.  

The scope of the special collection includes, but is not limited to:

1. Digital tools and platforms for breeding program management and data analysis
2. Genomics and phenotype data integration for breeding program optimization
3. Machine learning and artificial intelligence for breeding program decision-making
4. Digital technologies for precision breeding and trait selection
5. Development of breeding strategies/innovations based on genomics data, including genome sequencing, marker selection, and gene editing technologies.

This special collection welcomes original research articles, reviews, and perspectives that advance digital breeding in horticultural (and medicinal) crops. Digital breeding-related articles involving model plants are also welcome. We invite you and/or members of your research team to submit manuscript(s) to this special issue.

The special issue will be led by Prof.Jun-Ping Gao (China Agricultural University), Prof. Su-Sheng Gan (Cornell University), Prof. Zhen-Chang Liang (Institute of Botany, CAS), Prof. Xiao-Wu Wang (Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, CAAS), Dr. Tong Wei (BGI Research) and Prof Jing-hua Yang (Zhejiang University). They will guide the scope of the issue and provide advice on commissioned content, as well as be involved in the editorial decision making on all papers submitted.

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines.

The submission deadline is Jul 31, 2024. 

Please submit directly to Molecular Horticulture EM system stating in your cover letter that you are targeting the ‘Digital Breeding’ collection.